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New Class - May 2023 GVL Details and Information Interested in Teaching for the GVL Program?

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IGMA proudly presents our latest online class event coming in May!

Lynette Barker - Sculpting a Bowl and Vase 102 on a Mini Wheel, No Kiln Needed

INSTRUCTOR: Lynette Barker, Artisan
PROJECT: Sculpting a Bowl and Vase 102 on a Mini Wheel, No Kiln Needed


May 13th, 1pm to 4pm EST

The same class/content will be offered again on
May 16th, 1pm to 4pm EST

Lynette will teach you more skills to sculpt clay on a mini wheel. For this class, she will use air-dry clay. No kiln is needed. She uses a mini wheel, but a full-sized potter's wheel can also be used, but is more difficult. A mini wheel is recommended.

The projects for this class will be a graceful vase and a serving bowl. Curved, smooth and tiny. The scale will be 1:12, so the finished items will be about 1/2 to 1 inch tall. Smaller scales may be attempted. Variation of style is encouraged. Lynette will implement a sculpting method that does not use very much water, unlike standard throwing. This allows for more precise lines and thin edges on your finished projects. Using less water also speeds drying time and allows for possible nail polishing or painting and sealing of the project within the class time. It is expected that students will complete the project of two or more pieces during the class time of 3 hours.

There will be enough clay for at least one vase and one bowl, perhaps more. Lynette sculpts teapots (that really pour tea!) pitchers with delicate spouts and curlicue handles, many elegant shapes of vases, platters and bowls, and unique sculptures. Later classes will cover more complex subjects, finishes and styles. Materials package will include tools needed and a small amount of air-dry clay to complete current project. If you already have the tools needed from a previous class, your materials kit will comprise of three packages of air-dry clay, and a couple of new tools. Please specify if you are a returning student. A link will be included for purchase of additional air-dry clay.

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels welcome


GUILD ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: $12 members / $22 non-members


Optional MATERIALS FEE: $35 for a mini pottery wheel purchased by instructor and shipped to student. To be arranged with Lynette.

Materials fee includes shipping within the United States. International students will be charged according to the amount necessary to ship items to their country and will be charged separately. International students should make arrangements with their instructor as soon as possible after registration.

Registration is now closed.

GVL Details and Information

Each class has a class fee and a materials fee which cover the instructor's costs. An administrative fee which covers GVL expenses and program implementation goes to IGMA. These expenses will be included in your registration fee.

IGMA handles the registration only. You may be contacted by your instructor with the list of class materials or pre-class information.

**Cancellations before April 23rd will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after this date as instructors will have begun shipping materials. If you are registered for a class and can not make it to the class on the event dates you will still have access to the class recordings.


Interested in Teaching for the GVL Program?

IGMA's newest program has so much to offer!

  • Free training in how best to present your class and give superb close-up demonstrations for your students
  • Reach students around the world without having to travel
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  • Choose your own class lengths and dates with very flexible scheduling options
  • Class proposals can be submitted at any time - download the form and more class information here

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